Draft Profile: LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase
Measurables: 6’1″ 205 LBs
If you ever wondered how talented Ja’Marr Chase is, this prospect did not catch a single football in 2020 and people are debating if he should still be drafted before Heisman hopeful, Devonta Smith. He’s that good. Chase was the recipient of the 2019 Biletnikoff Award which crowns the best receiver in the nation. Additionally, Chase was First-team All-SEC, a unanimous All-American, and helped LSU secure the National Championship. Justin Jefferson, who just broke the NFL rookie reception yards record, was put in the slot because Chase was just that good. That should help reiterate how special Ja’Marr is. He is an elite route runner, blocker, and is a monster when the ball is in his hand. It’s hard to find anything to dislike in his game. He will elevate the entire offense wherever he lands. NFL GM’s, don’t overthink this.
Career Stats via, ESPN
2019 vs Ole Miss 8-227-3
2019 vs Vanderbilt 10-229-4
2019 v Texas A&M 7-197-2
2019 v Florida 7-127-2
- Great size and catch radius;
- great hands, always reliable;
- slot and outside versatility;
- hip fluidity and quick change of direction skills are off the charts;
- more than willing blocker;
- elusiveness and ball carrier awareness are incredible;
- a quick decision-maker and will make the QB right by always finding a soft spot in coverage and come back for the ball;
- nose for the endzone, averaged a TD almost every 4 catches;
- release and ability to stack is phenomenal.
- Only 1 year of elite production but his sole year was against top competition and historic;
- opted out of 2020 season.
NFL Comparison: Stefon Diggs (hands, route running), Odell Beckham (playmaking), Devante Adams (use of body frame, hands, reliability)
Projection: Top 10 pick
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